Henry Wilson may still be in his twenties, but the young designer is making a name for himself in the world of Australian design. The Sydney native, who studied woodworking and furniture design at the Australian National University in Canberra and went on to study at the prestigious Design Academy Eindhoven in the Netherlands, has created a line of furniture with a modular system of sorts. Using metal A-joints that connect with standardized timber, Wilson has produced a line of deceptively simple tables and stools that can be purchased online. As he puts it, “The A-joint unites simple function with limitless form.” For more information, go to Henry Wilson.
Above: A Marble and Pine Side Table with the A3-Joint Mini; AUD $1,000.
Above: The A-Joint Mini x 2. Made from sand-cast reclaimed metal, the almost indestructible A-joint can be used for benches, tables, market stalls, and the like with endless possibilities; AUD $160.
Above: The A-3 Joint made from aluminum; AUD $105.
Above: The Chevron Shelf, a stacking, modular shelf made from birch ply that can be used as a single unit or stacked in several configurations; AUD $190 per unit.
Above: In addition to his modular pieces, Wilson likes to take existing design and give it a modern twist, in this case the classic Anglepoise lamp that is given a ceramic shade. The Ceramic Anglepoise; AUD $1,140.
Above: Henry Wilson in his studio located in the Sydney suburb of Rozelle; his studio is made from three refurbished shipping containers. Photograph by Fiona Susanto for Broadsheet.
For a more rustic look in furniture, check out Twiggy in Australia.